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STORMY WEATHER

STORMY WEATHER

STORMY WEATHER by Hugh Farquhar The Gospel Reading in the Lectionary for next Sunday is Mark 4:35-41. This Gospel Reading is a storm story. Mark says that it was “a great wind storm.” “The waves beat into the boat so that it was already being swamped.” It pitched and...

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It’s Party Time

It’s Party Time

IT’S PARTY TIME by Hugh Farquhar One of the Readings for next Sunday (Pentecost) is Acts 2:1-21. I have looked all over the place. There is not a single indication that it is several days before Pentecost! Remember what the Stores are like two days before Christmas?...

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Anam Cara

Anam Cara

ANAM CARA by Hugh Farquhar Among the Readings for next Sunday in the Lectionary is Acts 8:26-40. So, in this story, an Ethiopian Official of the court of Queen Candace was returning in his chariot from a visit to Jerusalem., and he was reading words by the prophet...

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Dry Bones Days

Dry Bones Days

DRY BONES DAYS by Hugh Farquhar The Psalm chosen by the designers of the Lectionary for this Sunday, Palm/Passion Sunday, is Psalm 31:9-16. For reasons I cannot explain, I found myself focusing on verse 10: “My strength fails me . . . my bones are wasted away.” This...

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